Everton boss Sam Allardyce to hold talks with Wayne Rooney

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Certain safety for Everton may encourage Allardyce to finally give him a tryout, especially after last week's antics, where Wayne Rooney was subbed of in the Merseyside derby and looked more than displeased with his boss' decision.

Sam Allardyce has sought to offer an explanation as to why Davy Klaassen isn't getting a look-in at Everton.

Rooney was taken off with just 57 minutes played in the goalless draw at Goodison Park to be replaced by Idrissa Gueye, and seemed angry with the call as he grabbed his coat with force and muttered to himself on the bench.

And Allardyce wasn't happy with Rooney's performance in the previous home game with Manchester City, either.

Having played at the very top for Manchester United for over a decade, Rooney is unlikely to take kindly to the suggestion that he struggles against high quality opposition. He also believes that adopting Pogba's free roaming position at United would pay dividends. Nothing. The excessive level got here on the opening day in August, when Wayne Rooney's second debut was a goalscoring one however, be practical, exclusively these with photographic reminiscences will recollect it in 20 years.

A heavy defeat would have been the final act for Allardyce, who is in a loveless marriage with Evertonians and surely can't be in charge next season.

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"We talk to the player about that situation, whoever it might be, and say levels have to be lifted".

"He's still their top scorer and he still creates things".

Jordan Henderson won't play in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie at Manchester City because he's suspended, while Emre Can, who would usually play there instead, is injured.

Rooney has put in some impressive displays in his new central midfield role, and there was a lot of disappointment from the fans in his subsitution on Saturday.

Cottee (middle) during his Everton playing days.

Allardyce was asked whether it worries him that Rooney struggles against the best the league can offer.

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